Edmund de Waal interview

By Sally Blundell In Books

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7th January, 2012
There’s a banging and a clanking on the line from south London. To the disturbed soundtrack of a Bach sonata, Edmund de Waal, writer, academic (he is professor of ceramics at the University of Westminster) and renowned English potter, is rearranging his pots. “I’ve always had a simple pleasure in moving things around. I think that is something that people share – a basic aesthetic pleasure in taking something and putting it somewhere else and seeing how it changes. That is something I really love.” De Waal makes vessels, beautiful kaolin clay cylinders, jars, dishes, pots – ...

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